Egypt will restore hundreds of coffins dating back thousands of years to the time of the pharaohs as part of a joint American-Egyptian project to document and preserve one of the world's oldest civilisations, a director of the project said on Tuesday.
Iranian president Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that he was optimistic about the future of the nuclear deal Tehran signed with world powers, and said that US President-elect Trump cannot unilaterally cancel the accord.
Syrian government forces clashed with Islamic State group fighters for a fourth day on Tuesday in an eastern city where a jihadist assault has left more than 100 dead, a monitor said.
Turkish police have captured the gunman who killed 39 people in an Istanbul nightclub on New Year's Day after a two-week manhunt, authorities said on Tuesday, seizing him with four other suspects at a hideout.
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said yesterday he was positive about the way the incoming US administration wanted to restore American influence in the world, contain Iran and fight Islamic State.
In a tiny workshop in Lebanon’s Tripoli, coffin maker Michel Homsi takes a drag on a cigarette, surrounded by his carefully crafted handiwork, waiting for customers that never seem to arrive.